My 'Track of the Week' on today's 'Ideal Friends' radio show (listen to the full show and see tracklisting here) was a superb Nudisco / Disco tune by Turkey's Alico/Cagri called 'Les Mondes Engloutis'. It's been released as a 5 track single on Sweden's MB Disco label. The label is masterminded by Martin Brodin (founder of Deeplay music) and with it he wanted to go back to his disco roots. The labels tunes regularly mix up disco with the modern sound and to quote their Soundcloud page - "If the legendary Loft was still around, people would probably jump around of joyness. Shining disco balls, hands in the air, roller skating girls, lollipops and a touch of Larry Levan".

The 'Les Mondes Engloutis' single is yet another great release. All the versions of the tune are good, but the one which ultimately became my track of the week was the 'Ray Mangs Sun And Sea Remix'. Ray Mang is a legendary UK DJ / Producer / Remixer and all-round studio boffin and he's well and truly worked his cosmic disco balearic magic yet again.

Check out the tune on Soundcloud using the player below.  The listeners to the show loved it when I played it live and I'm sure you will agree - It's superb.
 
 
Dedicated to the permanently at war Manchester Gallagher clan (A.K.A Oasis) my 'Ideal Friends' radio show this week (listen in full using the player below) featured a heavy dose of funk, hiphop, Indie, nudisco, deephouse and as always mixed up brand new tunes (it's loaded with them) and classic cuts. Even Pink Floyd and The Supremes made an appearance on this setlist. Who would  have thought Breakbeat could also go with Motown? Well, apparently it can. :-)

Don't forget, you can listen to 'Ideal Friends' live and online (available worldwide) every Sunday 12pm - 2pm (GMT) and it's broadcast on ReelHouse FM. Hope you tune in live!

Some (honest!) comments from listeners about this weeks radio show (check it out yourself though using the player below) -
  • "Great show... again!"
  • "Love It!"
  • "U Rock!"
  • "Definitely tuning in again next week!"
  • "Classy one - Top selection!"
  • "Big Up to Trickyman!"
  • "Your music collection must be Mahoooooosive!"
  • "Loving your show - Genius!"
  • "Beautiful chilled out vibes"

They all made the work I put into the show totally worth it. :-) Full tracklisting for this recorded show is below the player. If you do like it, clicking 'like' or 'tweet' at the bottom of this post will really help. Muchas Gracias in advance if you do!
TRACKLISTING

1). Second Hand Audio feat. Dizzy Dustin - 'Got It Like That'
2). DJ Cam Quartet - 'Sweetest Pain'
3). Zwing Ting - 'Streamer'
4). The Apples - 'Killing'
5). Heavy Tuba & Doretta Carter - 'Handbags & Gladrags'
6). Atoms For Peace - 'Judge Jury And Executioner'
7). T.Rex - 'Get It On'
8). I Am Kloot - 'These Days Are Mine'
9). The Allergies - 'Heartbreaker'
10). Rayko / Em Vee - 'All Around The Watchtower'
11). Hugo Kant - 'This Old Relaxation' (Zateo Remix)
12). Alico Vs Cagri - 'Les Mondes Engloutis' (Ray Mangs Sun And Sea Remix) (FEATURE: 'TRACK OF THE WEEK)
13). The Farm - 'Groovy Train'
14). The Supremes - 'You Can't Hurry Love'
15). Air 'All I Need' (FEATURE: 'LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST')
16). Pink Floyd - 'Wish You Were Here'
17). Villagers - 'Nothing Arrived'
18). The Killer Groove Formula - 'Keep On Burning' (Torpedo Boyz Remix)
19). Bon - 'One Four The Dancers'
20). Quincy Jointz feat. Geriba and MC Fava - 'Blast'
21). Justice - 'We Are Your Friends' (Barretso Remix)
22). Partners In Crime - 'Going Underground' (Extended Mix)
23). Defkline - 'Street Sounds'
24). Kid Panel - 'Party Non Stop' (Original Mix)
25). Oasis - 'Champagne Supernova'
26). Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - 'Tracks Of My Tears'

 
 
My 'Track Of The Week' on this weeks 'Ideal Friends' radio show (listen to the full show and see tracklisting here) was a rework of a 1977 funk / soul / disco tune by Pat Lundy. 'Work Song' has been touched up by Imfromull and given a fresh new lease of life. With the heart and soul of the tune remaining intact, the touch up has rejuvenated a (personally) forgotten classic. The drums are tighter, the audio is clearer and the tune (already excellent) has gone to a whole new level.

If you like this, check out his touch up of Stevie Wonder's 'Superstitious' (incidentally, I also played this on the same radio show).

 
 
With my 'Ideal Friends' radio show dedicated to David Bowie, my set ended up heavily 80s and 90s influenced with remixed classics from Major Tom himself, as well as other edits from the likes of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Yes. Plus, classic HipHop tunes from Chad Jackson (Hear The Drummer Get Wicked) and Jurassic 5 (Concrete Schoolyard). All this as well as the usual choice cuts of brand new funk, nudisco, indie, breaks, deephouse and folk. Not to forget a jazz / funk / dub version of the classic 80s rock track from Berlin 'Take My Breath Away'. Want some Elvis Presley? He made it onto the playlist as well.

Don't forget, you can listen to 'Ideal Friends' live and online (available worldwide) every Sunday 12pm - 2pm (GMT) on and it's broadcast on ReelHouse FM. Hope you tune in live!

Full tracklisting for this recorded show is below the player. If you do like it, clicking 'like' or 'tweet' at bottom of this post will really help. :-) Muchas Gracias in advance if you do!
TRACKLISTING
 
1). Teknian   -   '1984'
2). BeatConductor   -   'Another Trick In The Hall'
3). Steve Winwood  -   'Higher Love'
4). Jurassic 5   -   'Concrete Schoolyard'
5). Tee See Connection  -   'Take My Breath Away'
6). Maceo & The Macks  -  'Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)
7). Rayko   -   'Live It Up'
8). Chad Jackson  -  'Hear The Drummer Get Wicked'
9). David Bowie  -  'Let's Dance'  (Jean Claude Gavri Les Dance Re-Edit)
10). Imfromull   -   'Superstition'
11). The Beloved   -   'Sweet Harmony'  (FEATURE: 'LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST')
12). Johnny Cash  -   'Hurt'
13). The Flaming Lips  -  'Do You Realise?'
14). 16 Bit Lolitas  -  'Deep Space Girls' (Radio Edit)
15). Palov & Mishkin -  'Rude Mamba'
16). Pat Lundy  -  'Work Song'   (Imfromull Rework)   (FEATURE : 'TRACK OF THE WEEK')
17). Yes  -  'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'  (Jean Claude Gavri Remix)
18). Frankie Goes To Hollywood  -  'Two Tribes' (Original Version)
19.  Two Door Cinema Club   -'Sleep Alone' (The Knocks Remix)
20). Underworld  -  'Dark & Long (Dark Train)'   (2011 Edit)
21). Synthetic Hype  -  'Slap Da Bass'
22). Oasis  -  'Rock 'n' Roll Star'
23). Elvis Presley  - 'Can't Help Falling In Love'
 
 

'I WILL DIE FOR YOU A THOUSAND TIMES'

Colombia/New York base house producer "Carl Marlo" is back with a brand new release from the Imagenes label based in London. The 'Lo Miraculo EP' features a beautiful track called 'I Will Die For You A Thousand Times' and it was whilst putting together my last 'Ideal Friends' radio show (broadcast last Sunday) I first heard it.  Check it out using the Juno Player below, It's a perfect slice of Deep House, Jazz and Disco and it truly floated my musical boat. So much so, in fact, that it became my 'Track Of The Week' on the show.

If you like it,  listen to my radio show (you can listen to the show in full) where it became my 'Track Of The Week'. And if you like that, more shows are available on this website.

 
 
Check out my latest 'Ideal Friends' radio show originally broadcast live last Sunday. You can listen to it in full using the player below and l dedicated the whole gig to Sir George Martin, legendary Producer of The Beatles. He was born 3rd January 1926 - Happy 87th Birthday! The show featured the usual blend of brand new hiphop, funk, indie, breaks, beats, downtempo and nudisco alongside classic tunes from The Stone Roses, The Beatles and The Chemical Brothers. I even mixed together a breakbeat version of The Prodigy's 'Poison' into the classic 1979 soul / disco Randy Crawford hit 'Street Life'. Top notch!

Don't forget, you can listen to 'Ideal Friends' live and online (available worldwide) every Sunday 12pm - 2pm (GMT) on and it's broadcast on ReelHouse FM. Hope you tune in live!

Full tracklisting for this recorded show is below the player. If you do like it, clicking 'like' or 'tweet' at bottom of this post will really help. :-) Muchas Gracias in advance if you do!
TRACKLISTING

1). Disco Tech  -  'Be With You'
2). Maribou State  -   'Scarlett Groove'
3). The Stone Roses   -  'Waterfall' (12" Version)
4). The Orb / Lee Scratch Perry  -   'Golden Clouds'
5). Castlebed   -   'Color Crush'
6). Stereo MC's  -  'Connected'
7). Magnetic Soul  -  'Fantasy'
8). The Beatles   -   'Everybody’s Got Something To Hide  (Except Me And My Monkey)'
9). Funk You Very Much -  'Poisoned Beat'
10). Randy Crawford   -   'Street Life'
11). Jay Electronica   - 'Atom Anthem '
12). Pasechnik  -  ' Our Summer'
13). Situation  -  'Machine Gun'
14). Django Django   -   'Default' (Tom Furse Remix)
15). Ivan Stabile    -   'Blue Sky' (Original Mix)    (FEATURE - 'LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST')
16). The Beatles  -   'In My Life'
17). Grizzly Bear   -  'Sleeping UTE'
18). Groove Assassin    -   ' I Love You'  (Redsoul Remix)
19). Stupid Beats   -   'Pearls & Diamonds'
20). Carl Marlo   -   'I Will Die For You A Thousand Times'   (FEATURE - 'TRACK OF THE WEEK')
21). Lazy Kiss     -   'Funk Robot'
22). The Analogeeks  -  'French Kiss'
23). Deekline   -   'Shake It Up Baby!'
24). Big M  -  'Run N Hide'
25). The Chemical Brothers  -  'Hey Boy, Hey Girl'
26). Harry Nilsson  -   'Everybody's Talkin'
 
 
Happy New Year folks! Hope you had a blast in 2012 and here's to 2013 being amazing for you all. If you're still feeling a bit delicate after last nights celebrations, check out my 'Ideal Friends' radio show from last Sunday. It can be listened to below using the Mixcloud player. Loads of classic tunes from Fontella Bass, Technotronic, Electronic, Saint Etienne and S'Express mixed with brand new tunes from the likes of Re:jazz, PICI, Greg Foat Group and Phunktastike. Wanna hear a mashup between Fatboy Slim and Dire Straits? Then this is the show for you!

Warning! May contain #indiedance #nudisco #hiphop #downtempo #beats #breakbeat #chillout

Don't forget, you can listen to 'Ideal Friends' live and online (available worldwide) every Sunday 12pm - 2pm (GMT) on and it's now broadcast on ReelHouse FM. Hope you tune in live!

Full tracklisting for this recorded show is below the player. If you do like it, clicking 'like' or 'tweet' at bottom of this post will really help. :-) Muchas Gracias in advance if you do!
TRACKLISTING

1). Rhye -  'The Fall'
2). Saint Etienne - 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' (Extended Mix 2009)
3). Jesse Boykins III feat. Melo X  -  'I'm New Here'
4). Framework - 'They Told Me'
5). Richard Cheese -  'Relax'
6). Venice Beach -  'Boogie Dancing'
7). Pici  -  '2015'
8). Re: Jazz  -  'Don't Push Your Luck'  (Waggon Cookin' Vocal)
9). S'Express  -  'Theme From S'Express'
10). Two Door Cinema Club -  'Sun' (Gigamesh Remix)
11). Fontella Bass -  'Rescue Me'
12). Nick Drake -  'Time Has Told Me'  (FEATURE - 'LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST')
13). Rassek -  'Riders On The Storm' (Kiko Navarro Rework)
14). Greg Foat Group  -  'Girl & Robot With Flowers PT1'
15). Vendetta Suite  -  'Loves Disguise' (Ray Mang Remix)
16). Phunktastike -  'Dengue Dancing'
17). Atomic Electrolab - 'Me And You'
18). Technotronic - 'Pump Up The Jam'
19). DJ Ermi  - 'Sfar Fall'
20). Electronic -  'Getting Away With It' (Greg Wilson Edit)
21). Actual Phantom -  'Money For Funk'
22). Andy Williams - 'Moon River'